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  1. since nobody responded, i'll point it out. they were in the car where the coldplay song was playing on repeat. that made me think of the roadtrip flashback scene in how i met your mother, where the "i would walk five hundred miles" cassingle was stuck in marshall's fiero and they had to listen to it over and over again, driving them insane. i paused the show to explain that part to the wife, as it was the only time i remember seeing that type of gag. 2 scenes later, oldman is sitting in the car refusing to get out, and "i would walk 500 miles" was blaring on his car radio. that cannot be a coincidence.
  2. in case anyone was unaware, this is the new swimming with sharks. i haven't watched it all, but it gets pretty dark and very...sexual.
  3. nice little tues at the grocery.
  4. when my nephews were young, all they wanted to do was watch cars over and over. i watched it like 35x. after the first few times, you're kinda like, this is basically doc hollywood, it's fine, kids like it. then after like 10x, you start seeing all this nuance and subtlety and undertone, and you're like, it's inspired by 1940's french cinema, and i'm the only one who sees this. then after the 20th viewing, you're all, this is knockoff schlock meant for mindless 3 year olds, i'm over it. then after 30, you're like, am i missing something? is this my favorite movie of all time?
  5. it's called "swimming with sharks".
  6. not sure what you're talking about. betty isn't in my rewatches.
  7. not sure i've seen a ball hit on such a line over the monster. forgetting whatever wind they were blathering about.
  8. dude doesn’t even seem like a rookie.
  9. if you don't watch yellowstone, it's really just a sequel to 1883.
  10. coaches were overconfident. because he already transferred to texas.
  11. no commitment thread bumps are ever good news. most threads are usually also not great news. this whole website is a shitcircus.
  12. pretty much every half inning on mlb.tv they show the braves celebrating their world series victory in slow motion and then the screen says, "baseball zen."
  13. i don't have a rulebook in front of me but this cannot be right. if we took the lead in t6, they would not call the game as an astros win in the middle of the 6th no way. if the red sox were leading after 5 innings, they could've called it, presumably even in the middle of the 6th. i do feel like there used to be more "fuck it, let's start the game over some other time" in the old days. doesn't seem to happen much anymore, not sure what changed.
  14. bielak/soloman could go 4 and plan to have javier go 2-3 after. not strict tandem, just play it by feel.
  15. i'm excited for brown but i have to believe they have a plan for him involving a timetable, and i don't see an injury forcing him into duty. just a hunch. the bielak idea makes sense. or go trade for montas or somebody who would normally be available in july but do it in june. i don't mind javier in the rotation, but i really like him in high leverage/multi-inning situations out of the pen. not sure if we'll have high leverage situations in the next month of playing sub .500 teams.
  16. yikes. you can never have too much pitching, chapter 7 zillion.
  17. skimming (not reading) the last 2 pages of criticism makes me wonder what people were expecting. to me, this played out exactly as the past few seasons have - predictable at times, over-the-top, unrealistic, and deeply unsatisfying. i've felt this way since season 2 and i thought i was in the majority on that. pretty sure i still am. it seemed they were skidding pretty hard into "family is all that matters" or "do whatever we can do to keep the [immediate] family together" in p2 of the final season, so yes, i thought the ending was predictable. up until the very end with jonah, which i didn't give a second thought because who gives a shit. i'm all for having themes and directional story goals but i felt with the roller coaster byrde family dynamic (that we've seen over the years) that their target, which was "achieved", wasn't really true to the characters. bateman especially veered, which is frustrating, because wendy is such a fucking beating. if he told miami chick he would watch over tuck, then he would've. that's his character. he was forced into this life, which became easier because wendy embraced it. all the circular nonsense involving the politicians and the foundation was all to serve wendy and to what end i'll never know or care to know. we're really supposed to think the byrdes are the new political kingmakers in the midwest/rust belt? ok. if they really wanted to keep the story trajectory and stay true to the characters, they should've had everything heading the way it was, for the sake of misdirection. then once clare tells mama cartel about her son (which should've been planned), they turn the tables on her. she has ruth at gunpoint, and marty blows her head off from behind. he's always looked after ruth and considered her part of the family (which isn't saying that much). then, when it's wendy's turn to speak, she's unable to find him, and instead sees a text or something. she does whatever she needs to do at the benefit, and marty and ruth dispose of the body. it's not that big of a twist but at least it's consistent. then marty heads back to his family and they go to chicago to live a regular life, until the walls inevitably start to cave in, which i don't care about because the tv show is over. that's how it started, that's how it shoud've finished. they leave the ozarks roughly how they found it, and they'll be looking over their shoulders for fucking ever. also the car flip from the premiere to finale was super fucking stupid and pointless and offends me as a writer and a television viewer.
  18. speaking of tweets i cannot find, there's a great rundown of behavioral patterns of corporations through the years. simply put - when a d is in charge, behave like shitheels and profit-monger until an r is back in charge, when they'll receive more favorable benefits through legislation. ideas become plans become strategies because they work.
  19. maybe we’ll get moved up to 6-7 in mlb power rankings. doubt it though.
  20. never forget that on his infrequent trips overseas, his staffers had to hustle to get out front of any items on menus that might be too “challenging”. they also hid veggies in his mashed potatoes. like how my dog eats his meds in peanut butter. almost exactly the same.
  21. this would be one of those days where it would help to have a bullpen guy who could go 2 innings. javier would've probably come in today if odorizzi started yesterday, but whatever. guessing we'll see montero + stanek + neris + pressly. those are our 4 best arms right now so let's fucking get it.
  22. welcome. this has been my irrational stance for years and the reason i rarely pop into gun threads. cue someone sending me a “but hunting” pm.
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